DIRECTORS AND CORE TEAM

Marlene Adelmann
Founder and Director

Through the Academy, Marlene has brought the wild and wonderful world of herbalism to thousands of students across the globe.

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Annie Hall
General Manager

Annie manages The Herbarium editorial calendar and plant database, helps in the hiring process, and contributes to the blog editorial process.

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Amber Meyers
Marketing Director

Amber manages the Academy’s communications and marketing and works with many students through the enrollment process.

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Ayo Ngozi, M.S.

Education Department
Ayo Ngozi is a community herbalist and educator based in Savannah, Georgia. At the Herbal Academy, she writes course lessons…
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Jane Metzger

Education Department
Jane Metzger works within the Education Department at the Herbal Academy, where she manages projects, writes and edits content, assists…
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Linden de Voil

Course Development Department
Linden de Voil is a registered clinical herbalist and wellness educator in private practice in Port Townsend, Washington.
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Lisa Olson R.H. (AHG)

Course Development Department
Clinical herbalist, Ayurvedic health counselor, botanist, gardener, and writer
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Meagan Visser

Communications Department
Meagan helps coordinate the blog at the Herbal Academy where she oversees the Academy blog, assists with marketing projects, writes…
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Molly Sullivan

Publishing Department
Molly assists with the production process of the growing Herbal Academy publishing house for print and design.
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Darcy Marice

Marketing Specialist
Darcy contributes to the communications and marketing department of the Herbal Academy.
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Matt Levenhagen

Web Design + Technical Support
Matt is one of HA's website developers, here to support students through innovative design and technical improvements.
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Ryan Lawrence

Web Design + Technical Support
Ryan is our lead website developer, here to support students through innovative design and technical improvements.
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Michelle Dyment

Shipping Department
Farmer, Herbal Enthusiast, Animal and Insect Mother, Avid Traveler, Crafter, Exploratory Learner
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Emay Allmendinger

Shipping Manager & Product Developer
Emay contributes to developing exciting new ideas and original art work for products in the Goods Shop & oversees that…
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Jill York

Communications Department
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Dawn Costa B.S., B.B.A.

Course Development Department
Dawn is part of the editorial team for the blog, communications and educational programs.
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Heather Irvine

Communications Department
Heather supports the Herbal Academy through mentorship and events. She also writes for The Herbarium.
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Academy Educators

Steven Foster

Herbalist
On the Board of Trustees of the American Botanical Council, and Contributing Editor to HerbalGram with over 40 years of experience.
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Pamela Spence, M.A. (Hons), B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H.

Medical Herbalist
Pamela is a contributor to LandLove Magazine, has a BBC online series and runs international workshops.
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Matthew Wood MSc

Educator
International known teacher and author of six herbal medicine books. He's been an herbalist since 1982 and has seen tens of thousands of clients over…
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Maria Noël Groves, R.H., A.H.G.

Clinical Herbalist
Clinical Herbalist at Wintergreen Botanicals, author of Body into Balance, and founder of the NH Chapter of the American Herbalists Guild.
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Katheryn Langelier, L.M.T.

Entrepreneur
Katheryn Langelier is the owner and formulator of Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary as well as a licensed massage therapist.
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Jessica Lambert

Educator
Jessica is an herbalist, scholar, and lecturer.
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Erika G. Galentin MNIMH, RH (AHG)

Clinical Herbalist
Clinical herbalist, conservationist, lecturer, writer, gardener and native plant enthusiast.
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Emily Ruff

Educator
Executive Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living and of the Florida Herbal Conference.
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Bevin Clare, M.S., R.H., C.N.S.

Clinical Herbalist
President of the American Herbalists Guild and board member of United Plant Savers.
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Agatha Noveille

Author
Herbalist and author of Adaptogens: 75+ Herbal Recipes for Mood, Energy, Focus, and More.
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Amanda Klenner

Community Herbalist
Community herbalist who teaches and is owner and publisher of Natural Herbal Living Magazine.
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Angie Barger

Herbalist
Clinician and owner of Luna Root Wellness.
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Anne Lyngdoh

Ethnobotanist
An ethnobotanist with extensive research experience and a contributor to the Forager Foundation and The Miracle of Feeding Cities.
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Anne McIntyre, F.N.I.M.H., M.A.P.A.

Ayurvedic Practitioner
Herbalist, Ayurvedic practitioner, gardener, lecturer and author of more than 20 books. Anne McIntyre has been practising her own blend…
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Annet Zakaryan, Ph.D, M.Sc., M.S., B.S.

Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Professional
Annet is a botanist as well as a scientific and regulatory affairs professional.
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Ariel Martian

Fermentation Expert
Herbalist, fermentation expert, and herbal apothecary.
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Brendan Kelly

Acupuncturist
Brendan is an acupuncturist, eastern and western herbalist, author and professor practicing Chinese medicine in Burlington, VT at Jade Mountain…
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Carey Denman

Family Herbalist
Family herbalist, herbal crafter, gardener, and mother.
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Chris Marano, R.H., M.S., B.A.

Educator
Clinical and Community Herbalist since 1993; Founder, Director and Head Educator of Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine since 1999
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Dr. H. David Mitcheson, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.R.C.S.

Medical Doctor
Along with his busy urological practice, Dr. Mitcheson teaches Anatomy & Physiology in online and on-site educational programs.
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Dr. Reshma Sinu, B.A.M.S., Ayurvedic Doctor

Ayurvedic Doctor
Dr. Reshma Sinu is an ayurvedic doctor and educator.
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Emma Merritt

Clinical Herbalist
Clinical herbalist who owns and runs an herbal clinic and apothecary.
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Erin Smith, M.Sc, C.C.H.

Educator
The Founder and Director of the Center for Integrative Botanical Studies and creator of Plant-Passionate Living™.
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Guido Masé R.H. (AHG)

Clinical Herbalist
Guido Masé R.H. (AHG) is a clinical herbalist, herbal educator, and garden steward specializing in holistic Western herbalism, though his…
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Holly Poole-Kavana

Clinical Herbalist
Holly is an herbal practitioner, educator, and grower.
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Jennifer Galbraith

Herbal Crafter
Herbal crafter and product maker as well as passionate gardener wildcrafter, and homesteader.
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Jessica Mullins

Entrepreneur
Jessica is a clinical herbalist, natural product formulator, and founder of Found Herbal.
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Jillian Carnrick, M.S., H.M., C.P.T., A.C.S.M.

Entrepreneur
Owns The Dancing Herbalist, since 2012 intergrating bio-molecular herbal extraction techniques for optimum benefits with topical use.
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Stephen Joseph Mulhollen, M.S.

Herbalist
Joseph is a practicing herbalist with a Master's Degree in Herbal Medicine and Therapeutics.
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Julia Graves

Master Herbalist
Julia Graves is a master herbalist, flower essence practitioner, - creator, and homeopath.
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Kerry Hughes, M.Sc.

Ethnobotanist
Herbalist and Ethnobotanist who has authored several books and has worked through her consulting company Ethnopharm.
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Kristine Brown R.H. (AHG)

Herbal Illustrator
Herbalist, illustrator, gardener, homeschooling mom and author/illustrator of Herbal Roots zine
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Lauren Anderson

Integrative Health Specialist
Lauren is a patient advocate and integrative health specialist, located in Medford, MA.
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Lauren Murphy

Entrepreneur
Lauren runs a small online shop called Lala Earth that features many products made from her organic garden and ethical…
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Linda Russell

Herbalist
Retired owner of Scentsibilities as well as teacher and speaker on growing and using herbs, herbal health and aromatherapy.
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Maggie Pope, B.Sc. (Hons), M.N.I.M.H., M.C.P.P.

Educator
Practitioner, author and co-founder of the South West School of Herbal Medicine.
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Marc Williams

Ethnobiologist
Ethnobiologist, teacher and Executive Director of Plants and Healers.
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Maureen Robertson, M.N.I.M.H., M.S.c.

Educator
Co-founder of the Scottish School of Herbal Medicine and now The Herbal Path.
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Mary Blue

Entrepreneur
Mary is an herbalist and business owner who advocates for personal and planetary healing through herbs, nutrition and lifestyle.
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Naomi Ullian, B.A.

Educator
Naomi Ullian is an herbalist, food educator, writer, and physical theater performer.
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Rebecca Dalgin

Clinical Herbalist
Rebecca is a clinical herbalist and owner of Wild Heart Wellness.
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Sara Rooney, B.Sc., B.A.

Medical Herbalist
Medical herbalist specializng in women's health published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine.
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Sarah Baldwin

Author
Sarah is an herbalist, writer, and the author of The Herbal Healing Deck.
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Sarah Sorci

Entrepreneur
Holistic herbalist and owner of Sweet Flag Herbal CSA.
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Sherilyn Siegmund-Roach, M.Sc., C.C.A.

Clinical Aromatherapist
Sherilyn Roach is a clinical aromatherapy practitioner in Fairbanks, Alaska. She writes and edits articles and lessons about essential oils,…
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Shona Richter MacDougall R.H. (AHG)

Clinical Herbalist
Shona is a Registered Herbalist, and the owner of Earth Rhythm Herbal.
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Soumya Ganapathy, M.D.

Medical Doctor
A practicing physician who is board-certified in both emergency and integrative medicine.
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Stephany Hoffelt B.A., H.A.S.

Community Herbalist
Community herbalist operating Naturally Simple Living with educational services on healthy living.
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Steve Kippax, M.Sc., M.N.I.M.H., M.A.T.C.M.

Herbalist
Past President of The National Institute of Medical Herbalists, Steve has been practising herbal medicine since 1984, and TCM since…
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Suzanne E. Sky, L.Ac., M.T.O.M.

Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Suzanne E. Sky, L.Ac., MTOM is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and Chinese medicine practitioner.
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Tara Welty

Educator
Acupuncturist, educator, and public speaker.
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Vanessa Mardones

Ethnobotanist
Vanessa is an ethnobotanist and Formulation Researcher at New Chapter with an extenstive background in herbalism and research.
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Veda West, M.Sc., B.Sc., B.A., M.N.I.M.H.

Medical Herbalist
Veda is a member of NIMH and was awarded the Phyto Products Award for her work in pharmacology.
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Velda Thomas, L.M.T

Massage Therapist
Velda practices massage, offers intuitive sound therapy, works as a doula and teaches shamanic principles for wellness.
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Contributing Writers and Bloggers

Rachel Ross

Contributing Writer
Certified Nurse-Midwife at Anne Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts
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Rebecca O’Bea

Contributing Writer
Retired, registered nurse, owner of Arbor Ridge Farm, backyard beekeeper, and gardener.
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Amber Shehan

Contributing Writer
Herbal crafter and blogger.
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Christina Anthis

Contributing Writer
Christina green and eco-friendly living blogger.
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Ash Stevens

Contributing Writer
Ash is a writer who doubles as a wannabe nutritionist, philosopher, psychologist, and shaman. When she isn’t writing her soul…
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Rita Hogan

Rita Hogan is a canine herbalist with almost 20 years of experience specializing in holistic Western herbalism with a specific…
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Robby Gardner

Robby Gardner is a nutrition writer and urban farmer living in Los Angeles. His work focuses on topics relating to…
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Jessica Peterson

Contributing Writer
Jessica is a biologist and author for Leaf Mother.
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FreeDom Flowers

FreeDom Danielle Flowers is a holistic health practitioner, clinical herbalist, and owner of an herbal product based business, Mama Flowers.…
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Sarah Outlaw, C.B.H.C., M.H., N.R.T

Contributing Writer
Sarah is an herbalist, nutritionist, Nutrition Response Testing(sm) practitioner, healer, farm girl, wife, mother, and entrepreneur.
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Judith Sumner

Contributing Writer
Judith is an award winning botanist with extensive experience as a teacher at the college level and on PBS.
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Stephinie Miner

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, homesteader, and herbal crafter.
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Rachel Fae Coleman

Contributing Writer
Rachel Fae Coleman was born and raised in a Navy family having lived a childhood across the eastern seaboard of…
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Spencre L.R. McGowan

Contributing Writer
Community herbalist, artist, writer and creator of Gingertooth & Twine.
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Michelle Van Doren, M.S., R.D.

Contributing Writer
Michelle enjoys writing about her adventures in creating a homestead, cooking with whole foods, healing with herbal medicine, and living…
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Katie Sandy

Contributing Writer
Certified aromatherapist and homeschooling mom of five kids passionate about using essential oils and herbs as part of her family's…
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Ellen Demotses

Contributing Writer
Ellen Demotses is an aromatherapist, TCM and Western herbalist. She is a member of the American Botanical Council and the…
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Hannah Kincaid

Contributing Writer
Hannah Kincaid coordinates the health and gardening content for Mother Earth News, Mother Earth Living, Heirloom Gardener, and other sustainable…
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Melissa Szaro

Contributing Writer
Melissa is a practicing herbalist, yoga instructor, and wholistic health counselor passionate about using herbs & food as medicine and…
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Lisa Kelly

Contributing Writer
With a passion for vegan cooking, Lisa is the founder, personal chef and blogger of The Vegan Pact.
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Kimberly Nettuno

Contributing Writer
A student of the Herbal Academy and St. Francis College of Animal Homeopathy and a mother living on a thriving…
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Katie O'Connor

Contributing Writer
Katie is a certified herbalist and holistic health coach in San Diego where she runs a community pop-up shop that…
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Kacey Bradley

Contributing Writer
Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through…
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Colleen Codekas

Contributing Writer
Colleen Codekas runs the blog Grow Forage Cook Ferment, a website that teaches about all types of homesteading endeavors, particularly…
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Cathy Boyce

Contributing Writer
Cathy is a Canadian East Coast Copywriter, Ghostwriter and Content Creator who loves to tell the intricate stories of small…
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Rachel Maxwell Carpenter

Contributing Writer
Rachel Maxwell Carpenter is an educator, farmer, herbalist-in-training, yoga instructor, and natural living enthusiast passionate about sharing the good news…
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Kristy Doubet Haare

Contributing Writer
Kristy is a best selling author who writes a column in Willow and Sage Magazine and at the Herbal Academy.…
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Melissa Salce

Contributing Writer
Melissa Salce is a freelance writer and editor with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Based in Boston, she creates…
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Meghan Pivarnik

Contributing Writer
Meghan Pivarnik is a clinical herbalist and flower essence practitioner at the Evergreen Center at the Colorado School of Clinical…
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Greta Kent-Stoll

Contributing Writer
Greta Kent-Stoll's mission as an Ayurvedic practitioner is to inspire, educate and heal through the wisdom of Ayurveda. Her practice,…
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Heather Saba

Contributing Writer
Heather is a Certified Clinical Herbalist and Nutritionist, Medical Anthropologist, Writer, Whole-Body Wellness Coach, and Holistic Educator. Connect with her…
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Jackie Johnson, N.D.

Contributing Writer
Jackie has a doctorate in Naturopathic studies and is a Master Herbalist. She has studied herbs and holistic living for…
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